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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (n = 1940). HBSC, French-speaking Belgium, 2014

From: Environmental correlates of physical activity among children 10 to 13 years old in Wallonia (Belgium)

  N %
Gender
 Boys 1004 51.8
 Girls 936 48.2
Age
 10–11 years 1397 72.0
 12–13 years 543 28.0
Family structure
 Living with both parents 1340 69.1
 Other family situations 600 30.9
Family affluence scale
 High 672 34.6
 Medium 953 49.1
 Low 315 16.2
Size of the area in which the school is located
<  3000 inhabitants 508 26.2
 Between 3000 and 15,000 inhabitants 926 47.7
>  15,000 inhabitants 506 26.1
Migratory status
 Born in Belgium of both parents born in Belgium 1417 73.0
 Born in Belgium of one or two parent(s) born abroad 381 19.6
 Born abroad 142 7.3
Safe neighborhood for playing or walking alone
 Strongly agree 891 45.9
 Neither agree nor disagree 667 34.4
 Strongly disagree 382 19.7
Presence of other children in the neighborhood for playing outside
 Strongly agree 1110 57.2
 Neither agree nor disagree 331 17.1
 Strongly disagree 499 25.7
Presence of a garden/yard at home for outdoor play
 Strongly agree 1726 89.0
 Neither agree nor disagree 89 4.6
 Strongly disagree 125 6.4
Presence of a playground or a park in the neighborhood
 Strongly agree 904 46.6
 Neither agree nor disagree
 Strongly disagree
321
715
16.6
36.9
Daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) ≥ 60 min
 No 1488 76.7
 Yes 452 23.3
Vigorous physical activity (VPA) ≥ twice a week
 No 470 24.2
 Yes 1470 75.8
Sufficient overall physical activity (GPA)a
 No 1539 79.3
 Yes 401 20.7
  1. aDaily practice of a MVPA ≥60 min combined with a VPA ≥ twice a week
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